Tag: Tenth Amendment

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Exclusive – Kobach: A Huge Victory for States’ Rights and the Tenth Amendment

There has been a great deal of media coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday striking down a 1992 federal law that prohibited sports betting in most states. The decision, Murphy v. NCAA, struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA) which generally prohibited states from authorizing sports gambling.

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Supreme Court Opens Door to Legal Sports Betting

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law Monday that has barred California and 46 other states from legalizing and taxing the $400 billion a year in “black market” sports betting.

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San Francisco Judge Blocks Trump’s Sanctuary City Order

U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick III issued a permanent injunction Monday against President Donald Trump’s executive order directing that federal funds be withheld from “sanctuary city” jurisdictions.

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Blue State Blues: Why DACA Must Go — Now

DACA and its successor, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), are just two examples of President Obama’s habit of circumventing the Constitution and trying to rule by executive decree.

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Klukowski: Constitutional ‘Tug of War’ Between U.S. Government and Sanctuary Cities

Breitbart News Senior Legal Editor Ken Klukowski joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily, discussing lawsuits by Chicago and other Democrat-led government’s against the Trump administration’s efforts to stop sanctuary cities, which are cities that harbor illegal aliens and violate federal immigration laws.

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Sanctuary City Funding Fight Likely Destined for Supreme Court

Lawsuits by Chicago and California against President Donald Trump’s sanctuary city executive order and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ federal funding conditions are almost certain to end up at the Supreme Court within two years, raising profound constitutional questions about immigration, state sovereignty, and the rule of law.

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Challenge to Trump’s Sanctuary Cities Policy Supreme Court-Bound

A federal court in California dealt President Donald Trump another legal setback on Tuesday in his efforts to combat illegal aliens, blocking an executive order (EO) that denies federal funds to sanctuary cities. This issue appears eventually destined for a Supreme Court showdown.

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Texas Governor’s Address Sets Four State Emergency Priorities

Governor Greg Abbott addressed members of the Texas House and Senate in his State of the State Address on Tuesday and laid out his emergency items, including banning sanctuary cities, reforming the embattled agency responsible for safeguarding children, calling for a Convention of States to address overreaches by the federal government, and ethics reform governing elected officials.

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Twenty-One Refugees with Active TB Sent to Louisiana Since 2011

Louisiana now has the dubious distinction as the state with the highest reported number of recently resettled refugees with active TB —at least among the five states that have confirmed to Breitbart that refugees resettled in their state have either arrived with active TB, or developed it within the first year of their arrival.

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Eleven States Sue Obama: Transgender Demands Unconstitutional

Eleven states—led by Texas—filed a federal lawsuit today, arguing that the Obama administration’s redefining “sex” to include gender identity—and threatening to sue and strip funding from states and schools that refuse to go along—violates both federal law and the U.S. Constitution.

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Moves for Texas Secession Surface at State GOP Convention

The Lone Star State has taken one more step towards Texas Independence. A resolution has passed a platform committee at the Texas GOP Convention and is now expected to go to a vote before all of the delegates.

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Tennessee Legislators Push Plan To Block Refugee Resettlement in State

A resolution calling for the state of Tennessee to sue the federal government on Tenth Amendment grounds over its operation of the refugee resettlement program cleared another hurdle Tuesday when it was approved by the State and Local Government Committee on a 7 to 3 vote.

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Google to Congress: Trash Constitution for Self-Driving Cars

Google told the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee that Congress must fast-track self-driving cars by waiving states’ rights with a federal takeover of all roads and highways, the better to keep America ahead of Europe, China, and Japan, which are “hot on our heels.”

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Sponsor of Tennessee Resolution to Sue Feds Over Refugees Says NATO Commander Testimony on ISIS ‘Another Wake-Up Call’

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee State Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), sponsor of the resolution calling on Tennessee to sue the federal government over its operation of the refugee resettlement program in the state on Tenth Amendment grounds, issued a statement today calling the recent testimony by NATO commander General Philip Breedlove that “ISIS is spreading like a cancer” among refugees pouring into Europe “another wake-up call.”

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Why 12 States Hold Key to Constitutional Challenge to Refugee Resettlement Program

The constitutional argument is that the federal government, without the permission of these 12 Wilson-Fish states, has “commandeered” state funds by placing refugees in their states, thereby obligating states to pay Medicaid expenses for the refugees, in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, which states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

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Governors Can’t Stop Obama on Refugees, but Congress Can

More than half of America’s fifty governors—including a Democrat—refuse to accept President Obama’s Syrian refugees. Unfortunately for them, federal law allows the president to resettle as many refugees as he wants. But Congress can stop him.

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Time for the States to Declare Independence From the Federal Government

One hundred and fifty years after the end of the Civil War, it is becoming increasingly clear that there are two Americas—one where the principles of constitutionally limited government and individual liberty are still revered, the other where statism and the trampling of individual rights are on the rise. Widespread resistance at the state level, however, will require two elements: strong governors and strong state legislatures willing to vigorously assert their 10th amendment rights.